Dr Jonathan Staggs

Lecturer - Entrepreneurship

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Dr Jonathan Staggs is an entrepreneurship and innovation scholar who has been published in top-tier journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies, and the Cambridge Journal of Economics. Jonathan holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science/international Relations, an MBA, and PhD in Business.

Jonathan’s research has examined entrepreneurship within institutional settings and has explored the role of place in innovation processes. His post-doctoral research in the energy and health sector as well as craft and family business focusses on the actors and institutions that support and sustain entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Jonathan’s teaching practice has a strong focus on case study research that highlight the importance of stakeholder engagement in strategy. Jonathan has strong postgraduate business program leadership experience, developing teaching teams, and designing courses that are based on strong ethical foundations and processes to inform strategic practice.

Prior to his academic career, Jonathan worked in senior positions with Gaba Corporation- a Japanese education company. His roles included corporate training, recruitment, and quality management. This experience demonstrates Jonathan's business knowledge and capacity to manage and lead in diverse workplaces.

Research Interests

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Indigenous perspectives
  • Artisan and craft industries
  • Place
  • Family business


  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bacherlor of Arts Honours Class 2A, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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